Thirty five Birmingham schools facing strike threat

Posted by Finbar Bowie
Friday 8 March 2024
GMB Trade Union - Thirty five Birmingham schools facing strike threat

Council bosses must act urgently to avoid springtime school strikes.

GMB Union has today announced the names of thirty-five Birmingham Schools that will begin a formal strike vote next week.

The ballot comes after the union accused Birmingham City Council on delay in resolving the equal pay crisis impacting city workers.

Nearly ninety per cent of Birmingham workers backed strike action in a council wide consultative ballot earlier this month, with further waves of formal strike ballots expected to be announced.

Birmingham Schools where a formal strike vote will now take place are:

Colmore junior school

Minworth J & I school

Colmore infant & nursery school

Chad vale primary school

Bordesley green east nursery school

Hodge hill girls school

Newtown nursery school

Nelson mandela school

Jakeman nursery school

Arden primary school

St. Benedicts infants

Yardley primary school

Marsh hill nursery

Forestdale primary school

Kings heath primary school

Lozells junior & infant school

James watt primary

Clifton primary school

Worlds end junior school

Cherry orchard primary school

Bordesley green primary school

Benson community school

Wheelers lane primary

Stanville primary school

Beeches junior school

St. James c e primary school handsworth

Redhill primary school

Elms farm primary school

Harborne primary school

Gunter primary school

George dixon primary school

Boldmere infants & nursery school

Yorkmead junior & infants school

Chilcote primary school

Yardley wood community primary school

Alice Reynolds, GMB Organiser, said:

“Workers in these schools didn’t create this crisis, Birmingham city bosses did.

But it’s our members facing an uncertain future and a Council leaving them in the dark on settling claims for equal pay.

“Now they’ll have their say on strike action to finally force Birmingham City Council to take seriously their demand to end this crisis.”

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